License Commission

Regular Meetings


  • 6 p.m.in the Fitchburg Fire Department Community room, 33 North Street.
  • Generally, the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, unless otherwise noted.
  • In the case of a Monday holiday, meetings are generally held on Wednesday.
  • There are no regular meetings held in August.
  • View 2017 Schedule of Licensing Board Meetings (PDF)
  • Fitchburg License Commission  c/o City Clerk's Office
    166 Boulder Drive
    Fitchburg, MA 01420

Agendas & Minutes


View most recent agendas and minutes.
View agendas and minutes from 2011 and earlier.

Current Commissioners


  • Daniel Sarefield, Chair
  • Donna Pawlak
  • Glenn Fossa

Purpose & Responsibilities


Per Chapter 120 Article 1 of the City Code, the Licensing Board is responsible for the issuance and monitoring of licenses with respect to the sale of alcoholic beverages, subject to the provisions of General Laws Chapter 138.

They license the following:
  • Automatic amusement devices
  • Common victuallers
  • Lodging houses
  • Student housing in student housing overlay district Solicitors/canvassers
  • Taxi companies
  • Taxi vehicles and taxi drivers
  • Entertainment

Organization


The Licensing Board is comprised of 3 residents. Pursuant to General Laws Chapter 138, subject to the provisions of Chapter 120 of the City Code of the 3, one must be from each of the two leading political parties. Commissioners are appointed to serve a six year term by the Mayor, subject to approval by the City Council.
Serving Alcohol Outdoors
Thinking of serving alcohol outdoors? You must adhere to the following guidelines: